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Julianne Hough returns to 'Dancing With the Stars' as a judge

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Julianne Hough will be back on 'Dancing With the Stars' this season as a judge.
Julianne Hough will be fourth permanent judge on 'Dancing With the Stars' this season

Two-time "Dancing With the Stars" champion Julianne Hough is returning to the long-running ABC reality competition series, but breathe easier fellow dancers, she's not looking to win again. This season, she'll be a fourth judge.

Hough will join returning judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as a permanent fourth judge for the show's upcoming 19th season.

Hough has been a guest judge on the series before, most recently in April.

The professional dancers for the new season have already been announced. They are Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Karina Smirnoff and Derek Hough (Julianne's brother).

Hough has used her dancing fame to leap into motion pictures, however she hasn't had the best of luck with projects. Her filmography includes the Christina Aguiler-Cher fiasco "Burlesque" and the "Rock of Ages" adaptation. However, her first starring role in the 2011 "Footloose" remake was greeted more warmly.

She's had more luck in music, where her debut album topped Billboard's country music chart in 2008.

Hough has just finished a North American dance tour with her brother called Move Live on Tour. The pair are also developing a series for Starz set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing called "Blackpool."

The celebrities that will compete in the upcoming season of "DWTS" will be announced on "Good Morning America" on Sept. 4.

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